Jan 19, 2013 1:30pm PST
ms. america. but for most of her early life, alexis weinman spent her time alo alone. >> i was very quiet, because i couldn't say anything right. i was picked on for the way i spoke. i really didn't have any friends. >> reporter: her parents knew there was something wrong but their small town of cutbank, montana, didn't have the resources to help figure out what it was. and then at the age of 11, after years and years of searching for answers, a doctor finally put a name to wineman's condition. pervasive development disorder. a mild form of autism. typically children with autism are very intelligent. but very quiet. socially awkward. and they don't respond appropriately to interactions with other people. typically, they don't end up becoming beauty queens, either. but wineman says one day she simply decided not to let her condition define her. >> i wanted to accept myself and my autism. and i realized that my autism isn't what defines me. i define what is autism. >> reporter: she entered the ms. montana pageant as a way to prove to herself she could do anything she set her mind to.
Jan 20, 2013 7:00pm PST
designers, michelle obama always makes a statement. alexis brian morgan. >> i remember seeing a picture of her in brazil in a one shouldered rachel roy dress with black and gold wooden bangles, quite frankly she looked kind of hot, but still very appropriate in her role. when have you ever said that a first lady looks hot? >> mrs. obama wasn't always a darling of the fashion world. sure, she knocked our socks off with that ivory ball grown. but in the early days of her husband's first term, she was often more buttoned up, suits and separates first game way to sheaths and those pearls ala jackie kennedy. >> she loves fashion forward jewelry, she still wears pearls and mix things 20g9. wear a cardigan, it's not just the twin set, she mixes things together. and wears it with a vintage belt, there are elements that are definitely feel jackie ochlgt, but she has completely her own twist on everything. >> reporter: alexis believes mrs. obama started out wearing what she thought she should as first lady and then started taking more fashion risks as she settled into her role. bold colors, toe f
Jan 20, 2013 10:00pm PST
. >> michelle really loves alexis jewelry. she still wears pearls. it's not just the twin set. she mixes things together an wears where vicinitiage belts. there are elements that are jackie o. but she has her own twist on everything. alexis believes mrs. obama started out wearing what she thought she should as first lady and then started taking more fashion risks as she settled into her role, bold color, patterns, pointed toe flats and even neon nail polish. her gray nail polish was a big talker. >> she wear clothes with a metallic sheen. it just reflects the light an catches her skin in a beautiful way. that's another thing that's really smart. >> reporter: mrs. obama signature style has evolved into what she likes to call lady like with a twist. the look most often includes skirts and dresses that are circular, lots of floral, texture and jewel sleeveless to show off her toned arms. many women say it's her every day style that has such appeal. >> people definitely love her style because it's relatable. they will see her wearing a j crew cardigan that they can do themselves. they can look just
Jan 25, 2013 10:30pm EST
. in particular, we welcome his eminence metropolitan alexis. and one who was not able to be with us today, he joins us with his prayers as the metropolitan of boston. welcome, brothers. whathank you for being here. [applause] let us pray. oh god, our creator, all life is in your hands from conception until death. help us to cherish our children and to reverence the privilege of participating in the gift of bringing human life into the world. may all people live and die with dignity and love, always assisted by our care, concern, and compassion. let's all those who defend the rights of the unborn, the handicapped and the aged. in light in the hearts and minds of do not recognize the sanctity and dignity of each and every moment of life and help them to gain new awareness and respect for these sacred gifts. let freedom be tempered by responsibility, integrity, and morality as we go forth to carry out the mission that has been given to us by christ, our lord. now, i invite the orthodox bishops to intone their song, "memory eternal" praying for nellie gray. the founder of the march for life. >>